This data visualization starts with an overview of the United States west coast. As we zoom into several California wildfires, MODIS data dissolves in to show some of the low-lying smoke resulting from these fires. The camera then pans across the United States, slowly revealing CALIPSO swath passes as they dissect the atmosphere. Throughout most of the journey CALIPSO picks up many aerosol signatures as shown in the more opaque portions of the curtain.
The FIREX-AQ mission will track fire emissions as they travel across the United States. Please visit the FIREX-AQ website for more information.
Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) has 16 spectral bands, including two visible channels, four near-infrared channels and ten infrared channels. It is nearly identical to the imagers on Himawari 8 and Himawari 9.
GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 126.96.36.199.0